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  • How do I apply to be a vendor at the Festival?
    Applications for the 2024 festival are available and must be submitted by March 31st to be considered in the first round of jurying. We do maintain a waiting list of approved vendors, however that list is usually quite long. Past acceptance DOES NOT guarantee approval.
  • What types of items do you accept?
    All items must handmade, handcrafted, or grown by the artist and the artist must be on-site during the festival. Items not created by the artist, or not in the approved category may not be shown. The resale of wholesale items, multi-level marketing items, obscene or offensive items, or items portraying illegal drug use IS NOT permitted.
  • How much does a booth space cost?
    The fees for a single craft booth space is $300 for a single weekend and $500 for both weekends. Fees for concession vendors are based on space and power requirements.
  • How big are the booth spaces?
    The spaces outdoors are 15x15, the spaces inside the open pavilion are 12x12, and the spaces inside are 7x10
  • What is the Georgia Apple Festival?
    For 52 fun-filled years, the Georgia Apple Festival has brought two exciting weekends in October to Gilmer County. Ellijay and East Ellijay hosts hundreds of vendors with handmade, hand-crafted items, on-site demonstrations, live music, and delicious fair food. The festival is named after the ripening apples that you can find all over the area at local orchards. Despite its growth from a small arts & crafts show to the four-day event that it has become today, the Georgia Apple Festival continues to be a big show with a small-town feel.
  • When is the Festival?
    The second and third weekends in October. The dates for the 2024 festival are: October 12th & 13th and 19th & 20th
  • What are the Festival hours?
    Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 9am-5pm
  • How much does it cost to get in?
    Admission to the Georgia Apple Festival is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free.
  • Is this an outdoor festival?
    It is an outdoor event, taking place at the Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds.
  • What happens if it rains?
    The Georgia Apple Festival is a rain or shine event.
  • Do you allow pets?
    Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at the Georgia Apple Festival. However, the Apple Arts festival in downtown Ellijay is pet friendly and runs the same days and times.
  • Do you rent wheelchairs or motorized scooters?
    Sadly, this is not something that we offer at this time.
  • Is there handicap parking?
    Yes, but it is on a first come - first serve basis.
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